Lisa del Giocondo was the woman who inspired Da Vinci to create his iconic work, many art experts believe.
Now the archaeologists working in Florence say they have found the remains of the lady, merchant Francesco del Giocondo’s wife Lisa Gherardini, RT reported.
The skeleton was unearthed beneath the medieval Convent of Saint Ursula in Florence.
A female skull along with other fragments of human bones will undergo DNA analysis and compared with the DNA data in the bones of the Lisa Gherardini’s children to establish the truth.
If the scientists confirm the DNA belongs to Lisa Gherardini, then specialists will try to reconstruct her face and try to solve the mystery of her smile.
“We don’t know yet if the bones belong to one single skeleton or more than one,” archaeologist in charge of the excavation works Silvano Vinceti explains. Yet in his opinion the find confirms, “that in St.Ursula convent there are still human bones and we cannot exclude that among them there are bones belonging to Lisa Gherardini.”
Da Vinci created the painting between 1503 and 1519 which is considered to be the most famous painting in the world.